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Primary and Community Healthcare Standards Now Apply To Accredited Dental Practices

21 May 2024 2:09 PM | Anonymous

On 1 May 2024 the National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Healthcare Standards became the benchmark for accreditation assessments for private dental practices. 

To support practices in their preparation for accreditation, a range of resources are available on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's (ACSQHC) website, including:

  • fact sheets and advisories
  • mapping of the Primary and Community Healthcare Standards to the NSQHS Standards first edition
  • accreditation process information


About The Standards - from ACSQHC:

"Over 5,000 dental practices participate in voluntary dental practice accreditation. Accreditation of practices offers the opportunity to showcase commitment to excellence while aligning with regulatory frameworks.

Before this transition, private dental practices were assessed against the first edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The Commission has worked closely with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) to support the sector’s transition to the new standards. A suite of useful resources and information is also available on the ADA website for their members."



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